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Friday, 7 June 2013

The Bluebell Fairy



This is the new flower fairy that I have had in mind. I suddenly realized that although there are plenty of bluebells around now, they will probably be over quite soon. 


She is off to my Etsy Shop. I was going to stop knitting fairies for a while, but was so pleased to have some sales, and three of my little girls have headed off to the States.  For this fairy I have added a cream silk drawstring bag, which is hand embroidered. There are some more fairies in the pipeline, and I am in the middle of working out how to knit some little breeches for some boy fairies.


Her dress is a little different from the other fairies, and is bell-shaped like her flower, and I have sewn on her little hat, just to make sure she doesn't lose it.
 

Here she is in front of The Harebell Fairy poem by Cicely Mary Parker, which is what the bluebell is called in Scotland. There is also a Bluebell poem, but I don't have that book.


I don't often put pictures of myself on my blog, but I just love this one which was taken a few years ago of me and my children in a bluebell wood. I try to get us to skip through bluebells each spring, but it is getting harder and harder, as they get older and a bit more inhibited, so it is often just a nice country walk these days. 




I have also been making some little pincushions, which are also going to head to my shop. I will probably put them all in a separate post, as there is a selection of flowers, but I thought I would give you a peek at the bluebell one.

The Bluebell Fairy takes a dive! Hubby's idea of a joke.

38 comments:

  1. Your work is adorable, I always love to look at your photos. The pincushion is a piece of art, my compliments:)

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  2. How glorious to wander through a bluebell wood. Your little fairy and her bag is adorable!!

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  3. Wow she really is tiny. God bless your patience. I couldn't do it. She's beautiful as is the pincushion. I love it.
    Rosie

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  4. love this! your fairies are adorable (as are your children!). I volunteer at the home of Louisa May Alcott in Concord and she wrote a book about fairies (Flower Fables). We have the cutest little ones made with acorn hats, etc. that we put out at Christmas time! I would not have the patience to work with such tiny things!!

    beth :)

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  5. The bluebells are gorgeous, both the floral kind and your knitted ones. I really like the shot of the bluebell fairy against the backdrop of the book. And the shot of you and your kiddies in the bluebell wood. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  6. Such talent - these photos are great. Love all of you in the field of bluebells.

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  7. My daughter would love the bluebell fairy. Adorable! Here’s my SATURDAY SNAPSHOT.

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  8. Your little bluebell fairy is adorable. I Love the photo of you and the children...so serene.

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  9. Love your little fairy and love the bluebells! So sweet! Here's my snapshot this week - http://www.garden-of-books.com/2013/06/saturday-snapshot-yes-another-kitty.html

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  10. Pretty. Bluebells are such a fun flower. I love her bell-shaped dress.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  11. Love your fairy and all of your photos. Your embroidery is beautiful.

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  12. I've never seen real bluebells. These, both real and in your art, are lovely.

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  13. I love that fairy! Great work!

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  14. I love the fairy!! I want one!!

    Here is my snapshot post

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  15. She's adorable. The photo of you and your children is beautiful.

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  16. I love the picture of the bluebell wood and your bluebell fairy is so cute.

    Jan x

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  17. I love the way the dress looks like a little blue-bell. Bluebells really are very special.

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  18. The little bag is so cute, your embroidery is perfect x

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  19. The bluebell fairy is beautiful, as is your bluebell pincushion. I'll look forward to seeing your other flower pincushions.
    Hope yoy have chance to tiptoe through the bluebells this week :-)

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  20. Oh, how lovely your bluebell fairy is! I'm loving the whole bluebell theme in this post.

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  21. I love the bluebells in our garden and your bluebell fairy is lovely too.

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  22. he he :) i love the diving bluebell fairy! She really is so gorgeous, as are all your flower fairies, i look forward to seeing the boy versions!

    what a cute picture of you with your children, its lovely that you've helped them to enjoy the natural world as much as you do :) x

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  23. I love your walk through the bluebell glade - it looks idylic.

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  24. Lovely pictures, the bluebell pin cushion is so pretty. Hope you have a good week.

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  25. Your fairy is gorgeous and I love the fact she has her own pretty bag to keep her safe.
    Ali x

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  26. Such a cute little fairy - love her bluebell shaped dress.

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  27. Absolutely love your bluebell fairy, just the sweetest thing x

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  28. How talented you are!! Love the bluebell fairy, will have to check your shop out. Love the photo of you and your children!
    Here's My SS

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  29. Lovely :)
    I'm a big fan of bluebells too and we are lucky enough to have plenty nearby to visit each spring

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  30. Little miss bluebell is adorable and the embroidered bluebells are exquisite. Lovely photo of you and your children xx.


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  31. Love the dive she's taking! she is so cute!

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  32. Your flower fairy is so very cute! I really like the color you chose for her dress and your photos are very nice.

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  33. She is adorable!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  34. So sweet! bluebells are a particular favourite on mine.

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  35. Adorable fairy! I love fairies. Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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